We mentioned yesterday that Virgin Atlantic had added the new Sao Paulo flights to its booking system but was not yet selling them.
Seats are now on sale for travel from 29th March 2020. The service is daily.
If you want to redeem Virgin Flying Club miles, it will cost (off peak / peak):
Economy: 36,000 / 50,000 miles + £360
Premium: 72,000 / 110,000 miles + £493
Upper Class: 140,000 / 170,000 miles + £596
If you want to book for cash, you can get £150 off a ‘flight and hotel’ booking for 2+ people booked here. You must book by 16th September, for travel between 29th March and 31st August 2020, and use code SAOPAULO at check out. Because of the £150 discount, booking a ‘flight and hotel’ package may be cheaper than just booking flights.
PS. The first commercial flight of the Virgin Atlantic A350 took place yesterday from Heathrow to New York JFK. For reasons unknown, the official launch event is not until next week. Rhys will be heading over to New York on your behalf to check out the new seats.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
(Want to earn more Virgin Points? Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)